Cultural Space/O Langi Atea Moana
Kia Ora, Talofa, Bula Vinaka, Kia Orana, Si’oto’ofa, Faka lofa lahi atu. The Auckland University Pacific Islands Students’ Association A.U.P.I.S.A. was established in 1997. We are the association that represents the Pacific Student Body at The University of Auckland. We support affiliated Pacific Island Cultural groups & facilitate study and educational events for Pasifika. We are independent from AUSA but have a fantastic working partnership with thw unique position because of the Pacific Island Students’ Officer. This portfolio as an executive member with both AUPISA and AUSA was created so that AUSA and AUPISA can better work together to create a Pasifika friendly environment at University. We advocate and lobby for Pacific students and hold social events throughout the year. AUSA has given us a permanent home O Langi Atea Moana to help us serve Pacific Students. You can find us at Cultural Space on Level 4 of the Student Union Building.
Hineahuone, (also called Hine) is the Māori student common room on the city campus. Its place to study, relax, eat lunch, or just take in the best view on campus. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, study area, computer and printing facilities, balcony, and awesome artwork produced by our very own Elam art students. The Māori Student Officers and administration are also located here. The space is available for group bookings on weekends and evenings. If you have any queries come and see us. Hineahuone is located on the top floor of the Student Union Building, 34 Princes St, above the Bus Ticket Agency.
Womenspace welcomes all students who identify as women. It’s run by AUSA’s Womens’ Rights Officers, who are elected members on AUSA’s Executive. Womenspaces has oodles of pamphlets, free condoms, sanitary products, lollies, and a kitchen (with microwaves!). We also have a long list of community groups and contacts that we can refer you to if you’re in need of some more specialised assistance - and always a hug and a chat if you need it!
Email our Womens’ Rights Officers at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or want advice about who to ask for help.
Queerspace is a safe space for queer students on campus (although non-queer students are welcomed – we're not exclusionary!). Located one level below Shadows, above the Foodcourt, Queerspace has couches, tables, a microwave, and the Queer Rights Officer's office. Information about support as well as free condoms and sanitary products are available from Queerspace.
Pop in and say hi, or email our Queer Rights Officer at email@example.com
Being a student is hard enough nevermind if you are are a parent who is also studying. AUSA understands that being a parent is the hardest thing that anybody can ever do, and we’re committed to helping student parents do their thing and ensure that both them and their children have the best experience possible. Any person studying at Auckland with children under the age of sixteen are student parents, and are entitled to our support.
AUSA’s Parentspace is located in Old Choral Hall (Room 104-G03) near the Alfred Street entrance. It’s open to student parents from 7:30 am - 6 pm Monday to Friday, and includes a study desk, lounge, high chair, stereo, toys, and books. Breast feeding mothers are more than welcome. To get a swipe card for access, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ask at the Student Advice Hub for access. Breastfeeding facilities are available on all campuses - ask the Faculty responsible for directions.